A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 147.8047 East, latitude -6.6775 South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 04:43:14 / February 24, 2018 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000db5s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000db5s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:14 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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